The Doubt Factor

 

 

Isn’t it reassuring to know that Jesus doesn’t kick us out when we doubt? How many times have you asked yourself those soul-searching questions like…

 

….Is it worth it? 

….Is it True? 

 

If you have lost count…you are probably very normal and very human. It seems that it is one of the ways that God forces us to really look at ourselves and decide, are we in… are we out…are we on the fence?

 

Have you ever been in a restaurant and eavesdropped on someone’s half-hearted birthday song? You know, when all the servers, hosts, hostesses gather ‘round and sing what should be a rousing birthday greeting to a complete stranger. If you watch closely though, those distracted singers are usually barely invested in the celebration and are actually chomping at the bit to get back to serving their own tables where, they have orders waiting, drinks to re-fill and if they are lucky, tips to earn. I dare not engage them to sing on my husband’s special day, who has been known to observe ‘that is worse than nothing’!

 

How many times do you and I, with doubt-filled hearts, go about the business of our lives, barely invested, putting in time, perhaps even doing good things in such a way that it is ‘worse than nothing!”

 

In Revelation, we are reminded that God will spew the lukewarm out of his mouth. “I would that you would be hot or cold.” He says. (Revelation 3:15) If you have ever wondered why you find yourself asking those doubt-filled questions again and again, be comforted by the words of Peter who answered his Lord well, and like him, remember to ask yourself in response…

 

…To whom shall I go?... (John 6:68)

                              

         …If not Jesus, who?...

                                                      

…If not Jesus, what?...

 

Don’t be afraid to declare your loyalty to the risen Savior and see if the lack-luster of your life might just take on a brand, new sparkly shine! Then step out celebrate his resurrection life with the gusto it deserves…and you may find that your dull days and